• Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

    Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Keith Lightbody

  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Sooty Oystercatcher

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Dick Jenkin

  • Hoary-headed Grebe

    Hoary-headed Grebe.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Red-backed Kingfisher (Image ID 27440)
Red-backed Kingfisher
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 19
Flame Robin (Image ID 27410)
Flame Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 16
Musk Duck (Image ID 27380)
Musk Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 28
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 27372)
Speckled Warbler
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 29
Hooded Robin (Image ID 27323)
Hooded Robin
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 29
Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 27307)
Australian Reed-Warbler
William Betts
Viewed: 35
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 27288)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 30
Grey Petrel (Image ID 27285)
Grey Petrel
Jennifer Spry
Viewed: 28
Tree Martin (Image ID 27280)
Tree Martin
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 24
Crimson Finch (Image ID 27259)
Crimson Finch
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 28

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.